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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 2022

Units on Czech checks

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JVZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Wagner.
Adam Wagner notes:
Fibonacci's whole shtick is showing up in unexpected places, so I guess it shouldn't have been so surprising that his name has exactly ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I explained the FIBONACCI SERIES to my kids only a week ago! Mostly blank faces — until I recounted all the things in nature ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times5/5/22 ( No. 26,476 )
Across
1
Little 19-Across : FIB
4
Units on Czech checks : KORUNAS
11
Student-led LGBTQ+ grp. : GSA
14
"Just as I suspected!" : AHA
15
Common recipe step : ADDSALT
16
What psychotherapy can treat, in brief : OCD
17
Someone well versed in this puzzle's theme : MATHTEACHER
19
Many people do this about their height : LIE
20
Opining opening : IDSAY
21
James of "Carpool Karaoke" fame : CORDEN
23
Turn on the stove? : STIR
24
"The wait's almost over" : SOON
28
Hammer part : PEEN
29
Sugar : HON
30
When preceded by [the circled letters], natural shape said to be seen in 61-Across and 27-Down : SPIRAL
32
First word of Poe's "The Raven" : ONCE
34
"Cat" : COOLDUDE
36
King of ancient Rome : REX
37
Pupil of a cat's eye, often : SLIT
38
___ jacket (formal men's wear) : ETON
39
Duke's grp. : ACC
40
Much-desired : DEAR
41
Uses psychedelics : TRIPS
42
Terence ___, noted expert on combinatorics and analytic number theory : TAO
43
Lid seen in a kitchen? : TOQUE
44
Polynesian performance : HULA
45
Foolish person : SIMP
46
Slip past : ELUDE
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Prefix with glottis : EPI
48
Some convertible choices : TTOPS
49
John of "Monty Python" fame : CLEESE
51
Source of much early immigration to the U.S.: Abbr. : EUR
52
When doubled, not-so-subtle nudge : HINT
53
Judgment days? : TRIALDATES
60
They seem to believe otherwise : SECT
61
Classic van Gogh subject : SUNFLOWERS
62
"What'd I tell you?!" : SEE
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A bygone age : YESTERYEAR
Down
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Starve : FAMISH
2
"You gave me no choice" : IHADTO
3
Brings home : BATSIN
4
Perry who used to have the world's most-followed Twitter account : KATY
5
Written honor : ODE
6
Nutritional fig. : RDA
7
Where second gentleman Doug Emhoff got his J.D. : USC
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"Pass" : NAH
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"Smart" name : ALEC
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Razor sharpener : STROP
11
Numerical constant associated with [the circled letters] : GOLDENRATIO
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Summer learning opportunity for students : SCIENCECAMP
13
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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When doubled, sarcastic laugh : HAR
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Dilemma : SPOT
25
Word with snake or salad : OIL
26
Diner cry after a bell is rung : ORDERUP
27
Certain cephalopods : NAUTILI
30
Some shindigs : SOIREES
31
Parkinson's treatment : LDOPA
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Many security guards : EXCOPS
34
___ Colvin, civil rights pioneer who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus nine months before Rosa Parks : CLAUDETTE
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Nav. rank : ENS
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When preceded by [the circled letters], progression starting with 0 and 1 : SEQUENCE
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Warehouse store equipment : DOLLIES
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An alternative? : THE
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Computer pros : TECHS
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Like some horse bedding : STRAWY
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Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth : TUDOR
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Crafts site : ETSY
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Fanning of film : ELLE
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Regret : RUE
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They might help you get a job : INS
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Sternward : AFT
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Propper noun? : TEE
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Bygone ___ : ERA
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Kazakhstan, e.g., formerly: Abbr. : SSR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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